Welcome - Summer holidays in England UK show the beautiful English scenery to the best effect while winter holidays in England offer the opportunity to visit the extensive historical and cultural
sites without the crowds. Whichever you choose you will find England's green and
pleasant land has much to offer the tourist. One of the countries forming Great Britian, or Britain as it is usually abbreviated, England is a very popular holiday destination in the United Kingdom
Travel within England is easy and within a short distance you will be able to go from the delights of the cities such as London, York and Manchester
to the truly beautiful English countryside of the New Forest, the Lake District or the Peak District. Each is completely different and each has it's special treasures.
Cities that feature prominently in the most popular trips to England include
and Stratford on Avon.
With some of the most historic landmarks these are certainly well worth visiting but you should also consider visiting some of the less well known areas to get the best from your trip to England.
Seaside towns have a special place in the hearts of the English and have been the traditional family holiday for centuries.
Fish and chips by the sea, or cockles and mussels from a street seafood stall are all part of the experience, as is the donkey ride on the sands for the children. A stick of rock is the traditional gift to bring back from your seaside holiday. Blackpool
with its tower and piers is the most popular of the northern seaside resorts, while Brighton
is one of the best known in the South. The two are very different in style.
Weather -The best weather in England is between June and August. This is also the busiest time as the school children have a long summer
holiday. There is always high demand in these months and it
would be advisable to book well ahead. On winter holidays in England
you will have the advantage of shorter queues and cheaper hotel
accommodation but remember to bring warm clothing. With so many
museums, galleries and covered shopping centres there is plenty to do
and there is always a local cafe to get a hot drink.
Hotels in England are available in all grades and it is possible to get a 5* hotel room for as little as £70 if you shop around. A more typical
figure would be £120 per night for such luxury but 3* hotels offer quite reasonable standards for less than £60.
Travelodge offer excellent value as do Hotels.com, Superbreak and Lastminute.
can find cheap holidays in England using the hostels available
throughput the country. The youth hostels association (YHA)
accepts guests of all ages and there are many other hostels and bed and
breakfast houses at very reasonable prices.
Currency - the currency in England is the £ (pound sterling). It is very easy to change euros or
dollars to pounds in any travel agent or bank. You can also change money at the airport on arrival.
Transport - transport links in England are very good. The major airports have good rail and bus links. Taxi cabs are readily available. They will show For Hire if not engaged. Private hire taxis require
pre-booking but if you book one while waiting for your lugage you will usually only have around 10 minutes to wait. They are usually cheaper than the traditional black cabs. This is a legacy name for official taxis as they now come in all shapes and sizes.
If you wanted to book a cab for the day you would be best negotiating with one of the private companies. Car hire is available at the airport - but do remember for the duration of your holidays in England you must drive on the left hand side of the road.